Brett King is a bestselling and was voted at the Innovator of the Year for 2012 by American Banker (Bank Technology News). Since 2010 King has released 5 Globally Bestselling books, including Bank 2.0, Branch Today – Gone Tomorrow, Bank 3.0, Breaking Banks and his latest Augmented. His books have topped bestseller charts for banking in 18 countries, and have been translated into 9 languages.
A global thought leader in financial services and customer experience, he publishes regularly in his role as industry advisor on Huffington Post, Internet Evolution, FinExtra and his personal blog Banking4Tomorrow.com. He has recently been featured on Fox News, Bloomberg TV, BBC, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and The Economist.
 
 
 
 
Steve Weston is the Co-Founder and CEO of volt bank. Steve has a wealth of industry experience, gleaned in senior leadership roles at a number of financial services organisations in Australia and overseas. He was CEO of Mortgages at Barclays (UK) before heading home and collaborating with co-founder, Luke Bunbury, to bring volt bank to life. Steve has built a reputation for building strong teams who, under his stewardship, have been at the forefront of regulatory change and introduced significant innovation into their respective markets, particularly via the use of technology and the leveraging of big data.
 
 
 
 
Eran Agrios is the practice lead for Wealth Management at Salesforce. Eran has over 10 years of experience in customer relationship management technology. For the last 10 years she has focused specifically on Financial Services customers in global markets on how to transform their businesses and evolve their customer relationships.
Eran brings a unique perspective on the trends and transformation happening in Financial Services and Wealth Management. Most recently, her focus is on how technology is transforming client expectations and why Wealth Managers need to reimagine the client-advisor experience to remain relevant in the space.
 
 
 
 
Jessica McDonald is passionate about meeting new businesses and learning about their new ideas, advancements, and technological business processes. Over time, it is nice for her to watch the businesses to change and adopt new technologies to enhance their business processes and go-to-market in a completely different way. Jessica is excited to work in the time of change in regards to Fintech, RegTech, and the Royal Commission. She is focused on bringing real experiences, best practices and success in marketing, sales and distribution to key markets of lending, insurance and advice.
 
 
 
 
John Moran is the Australian Area Vice President, Financial Services for Salesforce. John is a 20-year veteran of the Enterprise Software industry. His career includes many important global software companies such as Oracle and Siebel Systems, at key periods in their history. John's roles have seen him at the forefront of enterprise software in periods of rapid growth and change, fueled by majors shifts in the technology landscape - the emergence of open systems, the explosion of customer management systems and the dot com era.
John has held positions in a range of business functions including sales, consulting services, product marketing and general management, with responsibilities in Australia, Asia-Pacific and Europe. He has worked across a broad range of industry sectors including Financial Services, Mining, Utilities and Telecommunications and Public Sector.
John is a passionate advocate for the potential of software to transform business and how we live and believes that with the explosion of cloud, mobile and social technology, this has never been more true.
 
 
 
 
Lucy has been working to help organisations who want to optimise their CRM investment and accelerate their business cycles. Conga solutions create more efficiency by simplifying and automating data, documents, contracts and reporting. Lucy brings over 15 years of experience in financial services helping to remove the barriers that impede success, working with local and global customers to grow their businesses on the Conga platform to realise the success that sees customers rate Conga 5 stars on the Salesforce AppExchange.
 
 
 
 
Ross cofounded Moneytree KK, a startup with the mission of bringing people and financial institutions closer together, in 2012. Ross has over 10 years’ experience leading engineering and product teams from companies such as Long Weekend LLC, EN World, and AtlantiCare. He has deep technical expertise in connecting financial data APIs, and great understanding of privacy, transparency and security issues for consumers and businesses. Since 2017, Ross has been heavily involved in the policy discussions about Open Banking in Australia, liaising directly with the Australian Treasury, the Federal Government’s Task Force into Open Banking and other industry participants. Most recently, Ross was appointed as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Data Standards Body, which aims to set the technical standards for the transfer of financial data within the Open Banking ecosystem in Australia. Originally from the US, Ross holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Rutgers University, New Jersey.
 
 
 
 

Ryan has been in financial services for 18 years, working and living in UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, US, Hong Kong and now Australia. Ryan joined AMP mid last year following 9 years at HSBC's Hong Kong HQ. During that time, he travelled extensively across the HSBC global retail banking and wealth management (RBWM) footprint, driving thought-leadership research to develop and implement innovative products and propositions. Prior to AMP and HSBC, he spent 9 years at GE Capital where he held various roles in Sales, Marketing and as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.  

Ryan's focus at AMP is to foster a culture of innovation in financial services to help AMP to deliver on its strategic priorities in insurance, banking, wealth management, asset management and financial advice.

Outside of work he can be found on the football (soccer) field or trying to swim in the ocean where his next goal is to complete the Bold and the Beautiful before the end of the year.

 
 
 
 
Colin built his first fintech, a cyber security firm for trade finance in the late 90's and exiting to Netscape. Since then Colin has digitised banks across the world at startups and as an exec at global tech firms such as Microsoft and Sun. At Moroku Colin is creating a brand new digital banking category with its Customer Success Applications, the first of which is their Gen Z banking platform “Chore Scout”. Cycling across Australia in 2010 with some friends to raise money for charity highlights much of who Colin is; loving adventure, the outdoors, challenging himself , others and growing.
 
 
 
 
Alex is a managing director in Accenture’s financial services industry group, and has recently moved to Sydney from Hong Kong, where he has spent the previous eight years leading the financial services portfolio.

Originally from the UK, Alex’s background and expertise lie in retail banking where he has experience implementing digital, branch and front office transformation programmes. These programs have varied from performance uplift, branch strategy and location modelling to large scale transformational change across people, process and technology.
 
 
 
 
Anna is a marketer, fundraiser and an obsessive nerd about how we communicate and how to do it better. She's been professionally obsessing for about 15 years now and has been lucky enough to do so in the UK, US, South Asia and Australia. She's now based in Sydney as the Director of Marketing & Fundraising for Good Return.
 
 
 
 
A serial entrepreneur with a unique skill set that spans technology, operational excellence, sales and marketing, David has spent the majority of his career building and scaling startups across a number of industries.
In 2013, David was part of a team that founded Lendi to provide Australians with a faster and simpler way of getting a home loan. In 2016, the Lendi online platform was launched and revolutionised the market by offering borrowers a single online destination where they can access smart technology and specialist advice to help them compare, apply and secure their loans - all online and in their own time.
The company has settled more than $6.5 billion in home loans to date and grown to more than 300 team members.
 
 
 
 
Simon is an experienced technology professional, spending the last 20 years creating inspiring solutions and communities across multiple industries. He has worked with Salesforce for over a decade, starting during his time as an executive at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Simon is a co-leader of the Sydney Salesforce User Group and an AppExchange All Star. In 2017, he helped found Down Under Dreaming: Sydney Edition, the largest Salesforce Community event in Australia.
He tweets at @simongascoigne.